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click on whetheather. >> there will be a bunch of new laws in maryland. kim dacey has more with what we can expect. >> on tuesday, a dozen new state laws will go into effect. some were highly discussed. others you might not know about. one allows gay couples to marry as of january 1. another new law states baltimore city elections will now be held in the same cycle as the presidential elections. that means current officials will get an extra year in office. for veterans, the department of veterans affairs will be required to give out their status. another new law will make it easier to protect kids and disabled adults from identity theft.. a parent or guardian can freeze their credit report. advocates say they hope it will protect foster children. they are especially vulnerable. >> we are hoping that the credit bureaus and the department of human resources will be able to get to some data sharing so they can freeze them or stall them as well as help them to get access to their credit report. >> maryland is the first state to pass a law allowing minors the ability to freeze their credit
laws. >> kim dacey has more on what to expect. >> on tuesday, a dozen new state laws will go into effect. some were highly discuss. one allows gay couples to marry as of january 1. baltimore city elections will now be held in the same cycle as the presidential elections. for veterans, the department of veterans affairs will be required to give out something of their status. another new law will make it easier to protect kids and disabled -- a parent or guardian can freeze their credit report. advocates say they hope will protect foster children. >> we are hoping that the credit bureaus and the department of human resources will be able to get to some data sharing so they can freeze them or stall them as well as help them to get access to their credit report. >> maryland is the first state to pass bill law allowing minors the ability to freeze their credit reports. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 37 degrees at 5:06. a petition growing against a church group. >> george h.w. bush takes a turn for the worse. >> this is a live picture on the west side. it looks pretty good here. >>
of adopting children from russia. president clad mere putin has signed a new law banning those adoptions, leaving shocked adults and children wondering what will happen next. here is nbc's kerry sanders. >> reporter: cindy and dennis boyer were weeks away from adopting baby add alynn. they met the almost 2-year-old recently as they visited her russian orphanage. but now vladimir putin has signed a law that despite mounds of paperwork and thousands of dollars already spend, all the more than 1,500 adoptions currently under way and any future adoptions are permanently cancelled. >> she's for a home, ready for a family, ready to be loved. >> reporter: why the new adoption law signed so publicly? russian authorities say some of the adopted have been abused or died. one unruly boy was even sent back on a plane alone to russia. also at play here say u.s. experts, retaliation. a visa ban on russian officials accused of human rights violations. >> they're retaliating by holding hostage obvious fans that otherwise would have homes in the united states. >> reporter: the state department says we de
is this -- you can't legislate morality. legislation works on the sane, the law abiding. it doesn't work on criminals -- >> if it's possible to reduce the loss of life, you're up for trying it? >> there are monsters out there every day and we need to do something to stop them. >> if it's possible to reduce the loss of life, you're worth trying it, correct? >> i want it. that's what i'm proposing. >> let's stipulate you're right. let's say armed guards might work. let's widen the argument a little bit. here is a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets. isn't it possible that if we got rid of these, if we replaced them and said can you only have a magazine that carries five bullets or ten bullets, isn't it just possible we could reduce the carnage in a situation like -- >> i don't believe that'ses going to make one difference. there are so many ways to evade that. you had that for ten years when dianne feinstein passed that ban in '94, it was on the books. columbine occurred right in the middle of it. it didn't make any difference. i know everyone -- this town wants to argue about
. >> the task force here has taken a look at california's law. requires licensed psychotherapist to turn over the names of patients who threatened harming someone physically. jayne miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> anne arundel county police are increasing their patrols at a bar and glen burnie as they investigate the third homicide in that area in three years. there have been three deadly shooting since 2009, the latest happening last night. investigators say they have a possible suspect, described only as an african-american male in -- 30's with that then bield with a thin build. >> i can tell you that the victim was found in the exterior parking lot. >> anyone with information is urged to contact the anne arundel county police department. >> the regular season is over and the afc champs, the baltimoreravens.com are in full playoff mode. most of the ravens starters did not even dress for the game. the bengals won, 23-17. the colts will return to baltimore for another playoff game. ravens fever is sweeping the area. >> for ravens fans, this is the best time of the year, the playoffs. once again, w
. you can get the updated forecast -- android apps. click on weather. a law banning americans from -- bannging americans from adopting russians signed into law in retaliation to against russians they believe to be human rights violators. >> it is not surprising there is a political tit-for-tat. it's not surprising. what is shocking is that they are using the well being of children at risk. for the sake of political retribution. that has to stop. >> it will go into effect january 1st and it is likely that 46 children who were about to be adopted will now remain in russia. american families have been the biggest overseas of doctors taking in more than 60,000 children over the last two decades. a contract remains in a coma after being beaten in west baltimore and the person responsible is still at large. they found 57-year-old stephen pearson on conscious inside a home last week. family members say he had gone to give an estimate on some contract work when he went missing. he remains in serious but stable condition. anyone with information is asked to call city police. a possible hate
some eastern shore residents can receive additional aid to. >several maryland laws will take effect next year and a few of the measure was likely to have a >> there was a deadly shooting in anne arundel county at dietrich's tavern of the east furnace brent road at 5:30 sunday evening and they found a 31-year-old who had been shot in the side parking lot. he was pronounced dead at the scene and police said they have a description of the suspect but have not made an arrest. some maryland residents affected by super storm center will be eligible to receive food stamps under a new federal aid program. governor martin o'malley and senators barbara mikulski announced the benefits yesterday. president obama designated the county as a major disaster area. storm victims can apply from january 7-13 at the county department of social services or at the disaster recovery center. as we go into the new year, a number of new laws are set to go into effect in maryland. one of the most high-profile ones allows gay couples to marry as of january 1. another new law says baltimore city elections will b
will not react until the senate does. >> as we ring in the new year next week, maryland will enact new laws. some key provisions that go into effect on the first. >> about a dozen state laws will go into effect when the clock reaches midnight next tuesday. we picked a few of them to highlight some of them may have heard about already. some of them, maybe not. with any new year comes new opportunities, new experiences, and new laws. after a contentious battle, gay couples and the maryland will be able to say "i do" on january 1. couples will not go into affect until 2013 -- marriage licenses will not go into affect until 2013. elections will not be held on the same cycle as presidential elections in baltimore. it will some be easier for veterans to prove they served. the department of veterans affairs will be required to give them set -- something to prove their status. dibble half included on their driver's licenses as long as they have the proper identification -- they will have to include it on their driver's licenses as long as they have the proper identification. a parent or guardian will hav
, danielle leigh, nbc news. >> as we head to the new year, a number of new laws are set to effect here in maryland. one allowing gay couples to marry as of january 1. another new law states baltimore city elections will be held on the same cycle as the presidential election, meaning officials will get an extra year in office. as of january 1, a parent or guardian will have the right to free credit reports to protect kids and disabled adults from identity theft. it is hoped it will protect foster children, who are especially vulnerable. >> we are hoping that the credit bureau to the part of human resources will be able to get to some data sharing so they can either freeze them en masse as well as help them to access to their credit reports. >> when it comes to the weather, we are in the clear from rain or snow for now, that was not the case further north of us in new jersey. several communities woke up this know this morning after several inches fell last night. some areas were expecting up to 8 inches with wind gusts up as high as 60 miles an hour overnight. all that snow, rain, and sl
. >> retaliation for a new united states law. >> this is political retaliation. the ponds are the children. -- the pawns are the children. they have no voice. it will harm thousands of lives. >> last year, there were more than 100,000 children living in orphanages. if this adoption ben is signed into law, it will go in january 1. >> thank you. a symbol of the holiday season is shiny for a few more days. it is a bittersweet reminder of the closure of the steel mill. the star of bethlehem has been shining bright for more than 40 years. the operator went bankrupt. the plant is being sold off in pieces. the chief marketing officer says the company's decision to light the star one last time was done to show respect for the community. i do not care how uncool it sounds, but i used to love watching dick clark on new year's eve. this year, he will be part of the celebration. 288 new crystal triangles were added this morning. one of them was engraved with the words, dick clark. that is his widow. and he hosted the new year's eve celebration for more than 40 years before he passed away earlier this
-- the holiday season, some lawmakers proposing changes to gun laws. >> i think when people see schoolchildren slaughtered, they get the message that something has to change. that is our hope. >> last year maryland had 398 murders. 272 were committed by people using firearms. 260 happened by way of handguns. 5 by shotguns, three by an unknown firearms. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school. >> that is the security stance of the national rifle association. armed police did not protect these schools students. >> many people can learn how to effectively and safely guard others with firearms. >> one lawmaker here in maryland will fight against that as he proposes a bill on concealed weapons permit. >> for folks who have a concealed weapons permit, you cannot bring it into a place where there is going to be children. you cannot bring it into a library. he most certainly cannot bring it into law school. this madness must stop. >> and senator ferguson says this is a complex problem and will take a comple
a week, although arizona law currently prohibits carrying guns on public school grounds. the idea follows of course the school shootings in newtown, connecticut and the nra's call to station armed officers at public schools. >>> and the first step toward a potential lawsuit in connecticut after the shootings at sandy hook elementary. paperwork has been filed for a $100 million claim on behalf of one of the children who lived through the tragedy. a lawyer for the 6-year-old survivor claims she sustained emotional and physical trauma as a result of hearing the assault over the school intercom. it faults the board of education among others for failing to protect the children from, quote, foreseeable harm. >>> in orlando last night a show of solidarity with the newtown victims at the russell athletic bowl. in their game with rutgers virginia tech's players wore a large ribbon on their helmets that read, "58 prevail." it was a reference to the total number of victims from both the newtown, connecticut shootings and the virginia tech shootings. >>> an update tonight on former president george h
wife had told him. ♪ ♪ >> soon, multiple law enforcement agencies would be on the case. >> fire and rescue will be coordinating with us. >> county sheriff david shoar. >> all bets are off and there's nothing more important than a victim being held against her will being threatened with homicide so you roll out what you have. >> while reid went to the sheriff's office a s.w.a.t. team was deployed to his home. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> they cautiously entered the multimillion residence. the house sat eerily empty, a photo album opened on a couch, a happy quinn on her wedding day. crime scene techs swept inside and out looking for fingerprints, tire tracks, any clues to the kidnappers' identities. on the dining room table they found a sheet of yellow paper, the ransom note. that looked to be in quinn gray's handwriting. dear reid, i need you to read this and be calm. reid, do not be a hero. this is professional and there are three men holding me right now and they want $50,000 cash. i will be okay if you get them the money. >> what do you know about the victim? >> we knew she was a housew
gift card and reimburse customers. now is federal law that those fees and terms be easily seen. >> any expiration must be clearly disclosed on the card itself and any fees, such as inactivity fees, must be clearly disclosed on the card or its packaging. >> and inactivity fees can only be imposed after a certain amount of time. >> connect to the fees can only been charged one year after the card has not been used. and then they can be charged only once a month by those fees. >> be careful about buying cards online and. >> know and trust your source. ovoid on-line auction sites. >> if you receive a gift for this holiday, the ftc has this advice. >> is a good idea to use it right away. people displaced kurds, it is not unusual for it to be lost. we recommend using it as soon as possible. >> the shipping industry preparing now to come to a screeching halt. negotiations between longshoremen and the u.s. maritime all lines are not going well. if an agreement is not reached by sunday, 2000 workers in baltimore and thousands along the east coast could go on strike. that would mean a complete s
stock up. new laws forbid them from being imported or produced in 2013. >>> the "tribune" company announced it is emerging from bankruptcy today with new ownership and board of directors. >>> "forbes" has compiled a list of new year's resolutions that successful people make and actually keep. among them, plan vacations now. wake up to the essential first, check e-mail second. support a cause. find your purpose and go for it! >>> straight ahead, an ice rescue like you have never seen before. >>> plus, late last week, former first lady barbara bush called one of her ailing husband george's favorite bands and requested a private concert. the oak ridge boys were on vacation, but since they've been best friends with the bushes for many years, they agreed and gathered in their office to sing over the phone. the 41st president requested "elvi "elvira" and the band complied. they also sang "amazing grace." take a listen. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ ♪ that saved a wretch like me ♪ waiter: here's your check. oh! you--you got it. you know, since i got rid of my car, i reall
year, several maryland laws will take effect. a few of the major ones likely to have a big impact. >> you are going to be busy. >> we had a series of storms and will go with that next weekend. the storm is winding down. the roads are going to be ok. there could be left over rain or snow showers tomorrow. the next storm on saturday and that does not look like it will be a mix. it will be mostly snow. we do not know how much yet. will keep an eye on it and see what happens. that is not like this storm. >> a mixed bag.
the in-laws stay for that same month. >> give up tv or have your in-laws stay. you're not going to believe this. more than half people said they'd rather have their in-laws stay in their house than give up tv for one month. yeah, don't want to give up tv for an entire month. >> i just watch news. you can get news the other ways. both my in-laws are dead. >> any who. let's move on. she is hot in cleveland. >> they've been dead for a long time. it's not my fault, okay? although frank says i did kill his mother. anyway, that's another story. >>> we love valerie. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] 5 rpm gum. choose your energy. [ clicking ] [ grunting ] [ breathing heavily ] an energizing fruit or relaxing mint flavor. 5 rpm gum. stimulate your senses. 5 rpm gum. i played a round of golf.id in the last five hours? then i read a book while teachingyself how to play guitar; ran ten miles while knitting myself a sweater; jumped out of a plane. finally, i became a ping pong master while recording my debut album. how you ask? with 5-hour energy. i get hours of energy now -- no crash
. with a new law, after january 1st, they will. a recent study finds one in 10 have had their numbers compromised in some way. according to the attorney general's office, that is a low estimate because some do not know they are victims. >> normally they will not find out until they get to the time when they need to apply for credit. >> this wants to keep kids identities is safe. the legislation is the first of its kind. >> we want to make sure that children have an opportunity to free their credit. >> this will be able to access them. you do not need a reason to believe their identity is at risk. they recommended as a precaution. >> it is what we recommend. if the joy of has already been a victim, there is no child -- if the child has already been a victim, there is no charge. if they have not, they can charge up to $5. >> they're working with the credit bureau to find a way to protect the vulnerable group of children. >> we want to make sure that foster children are not at a bigger risk and that they are particularly protected. the department of human resources and the credit bureaus
that year. he'd been bullied as a child. but then later his brother wrote the song, or his brother-in-law, something like that. and then i guess he wasn't -- he didn't have a lot of money. can you back up a little bit to the story, please? you've got to make sure i get this right. in 1947 the store handed over the copyright. can you imagine what that was worth? and the story rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was printed commercially. his brother-in-law, that's when he wrote the song. . it sounds cool, though. >> it's funny to know it came out of the department store, that's where rudolph the red-nosed reindeer came about. >> so now you know it all. around the world people do different things, too. in caracas, venezuela churchgoers attend early morning mass between december 16th and december 24th on -- >> roller skates! >> isn't that crazy? they're skating around. the streets are blocked off to traffic till 8:00 a.m. here's the deal. the kids before they go to sleep they tie a piece of string around their toe and they let the string hang all the way out the window out on the street, and the r
may have been seeking mental-health treatment for her son, adam lanza. >> under current state law in maryland, a person must be considered mentally ill and dangerous to be barred from buying a gun, or have spent 30 days in a mental health hospital. the task force has taken a look at california's law. it requires licensed psychotherapists to turn over the names of patients who threaten of talk -- talk of threatening someone with physical harm. >> still ahead, investigation is underway in carroll county after a man crashes his car into a hospital and dies. >> what police believe may have caused that fatal turn of events. > announcer: get caught buzzed driving, and you could do some hard time. woman: craig. knock it off! sorry, mom. announcer: it could cost you around $10,000 in fines, legal fees, and increased insurance rates, and that could set you back a few years. buzzed, busted, and broke because buzzed driving is drunk driving. it's about getting fios. that moment after you finally got it that you actually get it. the difference 100% fiber optics makes and you say "woah we are
be opened in your child's name. now we have a law to try and stop that from happening. the first state in the nation to do it. sara sam son has more. >> a recent study finds one in ten children have had their social security numbers compromised in some way. according to the maryland attorney general's office, that's the low estimate. that's because some victims don't know they are victims. >> a child won't find out until they get to be an age where they have to apply for credit. >> a new law going into effect january 1st aims to keep kid's identity safe. the legislation is the first of its kind in the country. >> we want to make sure that children and other protective persons have an opportunity to freeze their credit report. >> it will alaw a parent or guardian to freeze credit reports of children or disabled adults. you don't even need reason to believe their identity is at risk. the attorney general's office recommends you do it as a precaution. >> that's what we recommend if a child has been a victim of identity theft then there's no charge placing a freeze on the credit report. if
, new laws, coming up, maryland's measures that go on the books when the calendar turns to january 1. here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. >> as we ring in the fler, the state of maryland will enact a list of new laws. >> with any new year comes new opportunities, new experiences and of course, new laws. after a contentious battle, gay couples in maryland will be able to say "i do" on january 1. couples have been able to apply for marriage licenses since december 6 but won't go into effect until 2013. another new law changes the election cycle in baltimore city. elections will be held on the same cycle as the presidential election. it will soon be easier for veterans to prove they served. in the new year, the department of veterans affairs will be required to give them something to prove their status. the m.d.a. will have to include on their driver's licenses as long as they have proper identification. speaking of identification, a new law will make it easier to protect kids and disabled adults from identity theft. a parent or guardian will have a right to freeze th
vehiclemeveme issues? >> different category than all the others is that it's law. it's all going to be rolling out over the next couple of years. it's very significant action in congress that would be signed by the president to alter some substantially change it. so you will see a couple of things happening there. one, some of the major taxes will roll out, three big taxes that are going to fund, although not, we should be clear on this, the tax on high value health insurance plans provided by employers. that won't begin until 2018. you will see changes t in the medical delivery system itself. key performance for hospitals in terms of how they pay for services, moving away for pay for volume and towards pay for quality. those are going to roll out over the next year. come the end of next year 13, we will see the massive coverage expansion where many, many, many people get the tax credit to either get private insurance or get covered by medicaid. bestill expect the scale of that expansion by the beginning of 2014 to be in the range of 25 to 30 million people. they will be a lot of folks. beyond
the law. the law and not the text. >> you're going too fast, kathie lee. >> we have one online. so anybody can go. >> i'm having trouble driving without texting. >> slow down. >> keep driving. >> keep driving, and you get a ticket. you're holding up traffic. oh, my gosh. >> and you -- there you go. i just killed somebody. first of all, i don't know how to work this thing. >> you just crashed. >> what did i do? >> nothing. >> you can still go. you're still loading. >> hoda, you you don't have your hands on your -- >> what? what are you talking about? >> it's dangerous. >> i'm going. i'm responding. >> here's my text that finally came through. >> all you need is a laptop. >> i'm in the hospital recuperating so i can read it. mom, hey, when will you be home? >> that's part of the problem. >> now you are ready to go again. >> you have to. i'm going 37 miles per hour. >> you know what? you're right, though. >> you're breaking the speed limit. >> oh, i know justin. >> speed limit is 30. you're doing good. >> what happened? i rear-ended somebody. >> i get it. >> oh, my god. can i say something? >
, won't be over it very long, you know the way washington works. two weeks in they can pass a law retroactively and roll back the tax things but doesn't appear someh somehow new year's eve and january 1st scares these guys into doing anything. >> the grand bargain of tax reform seems a distant thought. whether it comes before or after, how do you think they will do a deal? >> reporter: it appears the white house has made a decision they won't try for a big deal anymore. whether that's a good political idea or not, we'll see. they could try to do one more big deal, try to see if politically they get the republicans to either say yes to them or refuse them one more time in trying to gain higher political ground. at this point, they seem to be convinced the republicans aren't going to work with them so try to come up with a quote minimal deal creating that line at $250,000 in income and trying to extend those tax rates and basically postpone the fight until february. peter brought up the debt ceiling, secretary geithner said we have hit it essentially. they can move money around and
in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. >>> some good news on law enforcement, the number of police officers killed in 2012 fell by 23%. with just four days left until the end of the year, 127 state and local offices died as compared to 165 last year. >>> next, to the criminal world of dinosaur smugglers. a fossil dealer from florida admitted to sneaking stolen dinosaur bones to the u.s. and is facing up to 17 years in prison. the bones included a 70-year-old tyrannosaurus that sold at auction for more than $1 million. >>> and finally, from the cute file, we've been tracking the progress of this 5-month-old panda cub from the san diego zoo. who now tips the scales at 15.4 pounds. and zookeepers say he's growing normally. he's got a big plastic ring and chewing on bamboo. glad to see he's doing well. >>> over to wall street for a check on your friday morning markets. the dow lost 18 on thursday closing at 13,096. the s&p was down a point and the nasdaq lost 4. overseas fared slightly better. the nikkei gained 72 points while the hang seng added 46. >>> as those fiscal cliff worries b
for contraceptives as of january 1st the companies which say the law violates their religious beliefs face a daily fine. >>> nelson mandela has been released from a johannesburg hospital after nearly three weeks of being treated for a lung infection and surgery to remove gallstones. >>> "the new york times" reports a syrian military chief who defected to turkey yesterday was actually in charge of the returned defection. the major is one of the highest ranking military officers to abandon president bashar al assad. >>> and officials in newtown, connecticut have a message for well wishers in the wake of the school shooting that claimed 26 lives. please stop sending gifts. they say they're overwhelmed with all the stuffed animals and toys. >>> meantime, newtown officials say they have a plan for all the flowers and gifts left at roadside tributes. george coley has that story. >> reporter: if the outpouring of love and support for the residents of newtown can be measured by the growing memorials spread throughout the community then it is overflowing. john and his son aidan from pennsylvania stopped to
to be aware of. complaints have become so common, ftc has filed action against retailers. it's federal law for companies to disclose fees on their gift cards or at least make them easily seen by customers. >> any expiration on the card must be clearly disclosed on the card itself and any fees, such as inactivity fees must also be clearly disclosed either on the card or on packaging. >> and those inactivity fees can on be imposed after a certain period of time. that's usually after at least one year that the card has not been used. so the best advice from the ftc, if you have received a gift card, use it right away, trust and know your source and avoid any online auction sites. andy barnett is here from the better business bureau for tips on making those returns. do people really read the fine prints on those cards? >> no. that's one of the problems. we don't save it. we take the card out of the packaging. we put it in a box or envelope. so we don't even save it. for the most part, gift cards are really, you're much more safer with these consumer protection laws. >> what about the returns?
president signed into law banning americans from adopting russian children. according to the ap, the ban means 52 children will not remain in russia. activists denounced the move. >> it is not surprising there is political retribution. but what's shocking is that they are putting the well-being of children at risk for the sake of political retribution. that has to stop. >> the ban goes into effect january 1. tony is proud to be from chicago but even he may get whiplash our next trip when he sees how much it will cost car fare next year. $6.50 an hour at some downtown meteres. the most expensive parking meters in north america. $5.75 an are currently hour. what's going on there? for one arkansas family, an uninvited guest ruined their picnic. a snake. they crash their party in the everglades national park. it is a 17 foot burmese python. can you imagine? a park ranger kileld the s -- killed the snake. a python challenge will be occurring the next week's to control the population. think your job is boring? perhaps it would like to straddle alligators. every year, some men and women jump on
is the criminal. >> reporter: the powerful gun lobby and its allies insist gun laws aren't the answer. they want more guns in the hands of good guys. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> people resisted having weapons on airplanes. but i oversaw the federal air marshals, and it's a deterrent. >> reporter: legislation will have to waited for the new congress to get settled in, but the debate is already underway. >> trying to prevent school shootings? schools without talking about guns is like stopping lung cancer without addressing cigarettes. >> this problem runs deep and wide. >> reporter: outside of atlanta, gun owners are voting with their wallets, buying up weapons while they still can. >> i don't think it's ever a wrong time to protect yourself and -- and exercise your second amendment rights. >> reporter: but some 30 miles away from the connecticut shooting scene, gun owners were surrendering their arms for cash. it's one of a number of gun buyback programs around the country. this event netted 64 fire
laws that followed the shooting in connecticut. the head of the powerful group is promoting the proposal to have more security in schools. >> this time, school safety is a big part of the argument. in his first interview after the connecticut shooting tragedy, nra chief wayne lapierre. >> the gun is the tool. the person is the criminal. >> they want more guns in the hands of good guys. >> is it crazy to put guns with police in schools to protect our children? then call me crazy. >> i oversaw the air federal marshals. it is a deterrent. >> legislation will have to wait for the newcomers to get settled in. but the new debate is under way. >> trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like trying to prevent lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. we are miles away from figuring this out. >> many are buying up weapons while they still can. >> i don't think it is ever a wrong time to protect yourself and exercise your second amendment rights. >> but 30 miles away from the connecticut shooting scene, gun owners were surrendering their arms for cash.
is causing it and why it's so important to find a cure. >>> let's start this half hour with a law signed by russia's president overnight that bans adoptions by u.s. citizens. agonizing news for american couples looking to start or expand their families. nbc's michelle kosinski is here this morning with more. >> it more russian children are adopted here in america than any other country. we're talking tens of thousands of country over the last 20 years or so. as of this morning, russia has just made this illegal effective immediately in a sort of diplomatic dispute with the u.s. that seems to have very little to do with the children. they're like any proud parent. americans posting their stories of adopting russian children, showing their happiness on the internet. >> so we're leaving. >> this family traveled to russia in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you've gotten to be a big boy. >> a head full of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> it's a million pieces of paper. you laugh about it, but it really is quite an intensive process. >
would go back to an outdated law put in place during the truman era. the government would be required to buy dairy products based on 1949 production costs, when milking was done by hand. that would double today's price. farmers would lose incentive to sell directly to producers, and prices in the grocery store would sky rocket. >> it can't happen. it just can't happen. >> reporter: farmers like skip hardy in new york say it would be nice to get high prices from the government at first. but ultimately, this would kill the industry. >> the economy being what it is, if -- the price of anything doubles, people are going to stop buying it. >> probably go back down to water. >> reporter: lucky for congress, it won't happen right away. the department of agriculture could take weeks to put a new dairy purchase program in place. >> they'll have time enough after the new congress is seated to pass legislation thand eithe extend our previous farm bill or perhaps even pass a new farm bill. >> reporter: but eventually congress will have to agree on something. or a staple at the dinner table could
? >> that is correct. we are mandated by law. president truman, in 1948, declared that fort mchenry should fly the flag 24/7, 365 days. >> like our country, our flag has changed a lot through the years. how long has the flag looked the way it does? >> the flag has had 50 stars and 13 stripes since 1960. >> that's when hawaii became our newest state. what is the most-famous american flag? >> the most-famous american flag is the flag that flew here in 1814. it is now in the smithsonian museum in washington, but it inspired the national anthem, and, therefore, it is the most-famous american flag. >> that flag had 15 stars and 15 stripes, and if you look closely, the flag they are flying here at fort mchenry is the same -- just a lot smaller. what are the right ways to handle the flag? >> the proper way is to not let it touch the ground, to bring the flag down slowly and reverently, but to hoist it briskly and with enthusiasm, especially in carrying the flag, they carry it close to your heart with your hands crisscrossed, and just showing general proper respect to the flag. >> we'll hear more about that in
and mother who had been married to hollywood stardom and who had never had a problem with the law. it was hard to believe, except maybe for the intended victim of the murder plot. he believed claudia was behind it from the get-go. >> i knew there was only one person that wanted this done to me. >> he felt that way even as the investigation pointed in every other direction, until finally, five years after the shooting, detectives arrested claudia harrow. >> i did think to myself, you know, thank god. finally i don't feel crazy anymore. >> but he was in for another shock. prosecutors did not feel the case was strong enough because manny harrow had not agreed to testify against claudia. and the d.a.'s office declined to file charges. >> i'm thinking you probably hated that. >> yes, but that's not the worst of it. i was proud to call garrett and tell him, guess what? i've arrested claudia harrow for hiring a hit man to kill you. >> and then you got to call him back and say -- >> you're not going to believe it, but i got to let her go. >> 48 hours after detectives arrested claudia, she
up in 2013. top leaders back to a short-term extension of a farm law that would keep prices from rising. at least 24 colleges have frozen tuition and then leased eight have cut tuition including scene haeton hall. i'm jane king with the bloomberg business report. >> we know the ravens are in the playoffs and now we know who they will be playing. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what are you looking forward to in 2013? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 18 to 1 are the odds the ravens were given to win the super bowl. >> there are two constance with the ravens, joe flacco and the health.ltam >> we have a couple people out on defense. >> they can get to the super bowl if they can keep everyone. we have everyone that we need. >> we want to hear your take on the ravens' postseason playoffs. >> 5:26. fiscal impact. >> the nation teeters on the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> how will maryland be impacted if we do go over the fiscal cliff? >> we will talk
and stiffer gun control laws but all that's on hold while the fight over taxes and spending rages on. kate? >> kristen welker at the white house tonight. >>> so, what does an impasse mean? for more, wasn't to bring in cnbc's washington bureau chief, john harwood. let's break it down here. if we have no deal tomorrow, by midnight tomorrow, what happens? what is the direct impact on the american taxpayer? >> the biggest impact, kate, would be on the 2 million americans who would lose extended unemployment benefits of around $300 a month. the average family through the loss of the payroll tax cut would lose about $20 a week out of their paycheck and as for the tax withholding, the higher tax rates for people through the income tax code, treasury could put off delaying -- taking more money out of people's paycheck bus they are not inclined to do so unless a deal is imminent on capitol hill. >> the markets were unsettled last week with all the indecision in washington. what are we looking at on wednesday when wall street opens again, if we have no fiscal cliff deal? >> i talked to independent e
our kids, then call me crazy. >> he dismissed calls for laws. >> i don't think that will make any difference. >> throughout the country, people are responding. some are buying weapons. ofi'm here to take advantage an opportunity to do something. >> others protesting at gun shops. >> it is insanity. insanity. >> lawmakers weighing how to deal with the issue. they face an even bigger problem -- another stalemate in fiscal cliff negotiations. >> our colleagues are risking the fiscal cliff. >> i think we will fall out of the fiscal tree. it will not be a big deal. >> lawmakers return from their holiday recess on thursday and will have their work cut out for them. in washington, i'm danielle leigh, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:08. disney preparing to make a major announcement. >> a terrifying crash police four people dead in ohio. >> chances are this gadget has made it onto a wish list. >> for all the last-minute shopping, we have a look at the forecast. a wintry mix is on the way. >> we will check on your morning commute and a couple ofhqhqhqhqe mountains. >> good morning. this is a live loo
of alcohol and people tend to when they they feel drink is not always equal to what the law says that you're legally drunk and that's the part we want to remember. this year we've got a push about mixing medications with alcohol and asking everyone if you're going to be drinking and you're taking a medication, call your pharmacist, call your physician any. pain medication should never be mixed with alcohol. >> this is something you brought this alcohol whipped cream. something very popular. >> something new, they've made which will in whipped cream. it's got a lot of alcohol in it so if you drink a lot of it, you will get drunk, and if you put it on certain desserts. it's part of the celebration but you need to be aware, especially if you have kids at your party, underaged kids. >> it looks like regular whipped cream. >> somebody in recovery, they can't drink these items. >> and coffee drinks, a lot of folks will put that on coffee. that won't help you get sober. >> you bring up coffee. when someone's drunk, giving them coffee does not sober a person up. it just makes you a wide awake dru
will work their way higher. that's some law of reverse gravitation. it's been a lousy strategy, if it's a strategy at all, if you can even call it that. but in recent years, let's just say it's been really horrific. think about it. for the last five years, the middle of 2007 and 2012, s&p declined by 9%. when you look at the benchmark's performance over the first decade of the new millennium, s&p was down 24%. though you only did lose 9% in those ten years when you factor in reinvested dividends, which is why i'm always telling you to own some high yield dividend stocks. even factoring dividends, you were better off hiding money in a mattress than buying and holding. the strategy didn't work. let me give you some advice that you almost never hear. i want to talk about a forbidden term. some say it's a curse word. marks me as a charlatan. i want to talk about selling. selling. every stock you buy you should consider comes with an expiration date. again, radical. knowing when to sell those stocks is every bit as important as knowing when to buy the stocks. in fact, it's actually more cr
the hat at a cracker barrel store back in october and daniel's wife, my daughter-in-law, saw me go, oh, man, i like this hat. so she made a mental note. >> sounds like you had a great christmas. merry christmas to both of you. >> thank you so much. >> let us be the first to say to you on national tv, roll tide. >> i just taught her that, guys. >> no, i knew that one. all right, guys. >> merry christmas. have a blast. >> merry christmas, y'all. >> i have notre dame fans out there, ready to kill me. but that's okay. >>> how to make this year's holiday returns quick and easy. >>> behind the scenes look at the make iing of the new jack r movie, coming up right after this. make it. we'll send them to your hotel. [ sad music playing ] this is fun. [ sad music continues ] [ knock on door ] your bags, sir. thanks. both: finally! one taste, and you'll understand. enjoy delicious dunkin' donuts coffee anytime. best vacation ever! pick some up where you buy groceries. america runs on dunkin'. aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition, honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announce
? >> no, thank goodness. it was at the bottom of the bag. my brother-in-law, god bless him, he went through the trash. >> good man. >> he shot to the top of the list. favorite child list. >> take two. this is the national conversation we were eluding to that i started on twitter last night. i was hammering down eggnog out of cartons because i bought way too much and was trying to prove to my wife that i didn't buy too much when i did, trying to drink it all. is there any food or drink that enjoys a shorter run every year than eggnog, goes all out for 24 hours then chills for 364 days. >> to the point. >> right? >> yeah. >> the responses came in hot and heavy. candy corn became the number one response. apparently only on halloween. >> it lasts longer than the nog. >> fruitcake was another one, cranberry sauce. a lot of people disagreed with over that. overnight it became clear that peeps was the winner. we can call it now peeps, the shortest run for food. >> i would agree with that. i'm not even sure you really want to eat peeps on the day itself. >> that's correct. >> but you can do
for phys. ed. class. fond farewell 75 watt incandescent light bulb. under law, they can no longer be produced or imported as of january 1st though retailers can clear their remaining stocks. government will turn out the lights on traditional 60 and 40-watt bulbs in 2014. >>> it's what everyone is talking about, i think. reality tv star kim kardashian and rapper kanye west are expecting their first child. west made the announcement last night at a concert in atlantic city. west is 35. kardashian is 32, she is in the process of divorcing kris humphries, whom she married in 2011. >>> still ruled at the box office, stayed on top for a third straight week despite serious competition. "djang unchained" debuted in second place and "les mis" came in third. >>> long underwear may be a must tonight for anyone ringing in the new year in times square, the chilliest since 2009 and 20 degrees colder than last year. midnight kisses might generate just enough heat. and all those people. it is 9:04. back to al with another check of the weather, sending a virtual kiss for new year's to aal. >> anno
children. it is a move largely seen as retaliation for a new united states law that punishes russians for human rights violations. on wednesday, tatiana and a cousin took an on-line petition to the russian embassy including more than 7000 signatures from americans and 100,000 from russians. >> i am pleased the letter that handed in after waiting in the rain for 30 minutes. the last year there were more than 100,000 children living in orphanages and russia. about a thousand of them were of that -- adopted by american families. >> sarah caldwell with a look at the morning commute. right now 55 on the west side outer loop. you can see a live picture at reisterstown road. light volume. 66 miles an hour on 795 out of owings mills. not a bad start at the key bridge. 63 miles an hour southbound 95, from 100 down toward 32. 295, 55 miles an hour getting it down toward 100. ava come over to you. >> things are quiet but we are watching this no potential for tomorrow. here is a map of the accumulation we are talking about. one does 3 inches baltimore area, northwest suburbs could see more um tha
nearly the same authority as any other member of law enforcement in maricopa county. >> visual presence of a marked patrol car is one awareness and a deterrent for anyone that might think that they might want to go a schoolgrounds. >> reporter: in neighboring utah, teacher steven pratt applied for a concealed gun permit. >> this is called a pistol. >> reporter: during free firearm training for teachers and school personnel. >> i personally wept when i heard the news, wondering what i would do personally in a classroom. >> reporter: utah allows anyone with a concealed carry license on school grounds so long as they carry it on their body. however, critics say arming school staff has not stopped shootings in the past. on the day of the columbine massacre, there were armed guards on patrol. still, the shooters managed to kill 12 students and a teacher before killing themselves. >> it's too dangerous for kids to be around. >> reporter: teacher brian montez believes the answer to school violence lies in fewer guns and says more cities should follow los angeles' example in holding gun buyback
for new gun control laws? >> you know, david, i think anybody who was up in newtown, who talked to the parents, who talked to the families, understands that something fundamental in america has to change. and all of us have to do some soul-searching, including me as president. that we allow a situation in which 20 precious, small children are getting gunned down in a classroom. and i've been very clear that an assault rifle ban, banning these high-capacity clips, background checks, that they're a set of issues that i have historically supported and will continue to support. >> can you get it done? >> so the question is, are we going to be able to have a national conversation and move something through congress? i'd like to get it done in the first year. i will put forward a very specific proposal based on the recommendations that joe biden's task force is putting together as we speak. and so this is not something that i will be putting off. but -- >> the nra says it's not going to work. it didn't work before, it's not going to work now. >> my response is, something has to work.
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that legislation into law before january 1st of next year. >> reporter: but americans say the uncertainty in washington is casting a cloud over their holidays. >> they are responsible for the well-being of all americans, and right now they're more woern wored about politics. >> i would tell them to get off their butts, because most of us aren't making six-figure incomes and we need every single dime that we have. >> reporter: now, if we go over the fiscal cliff, taxes will increase for most americans. lawmakers will return to washington later this week to resume negotiations. president obama is also expected to cut his vacation short. willie, back to you. >> kristen welker in honolulu this morning. thanks. >>> john harwood is the chief washington correspondent and writing for "the new york times." good morning. >> merry christmas, willie. >> merry christmas to you. eight days until the fiscal cliff arrives and by the time congress gets back it's four or five days. is there any he hope remaining at this point for the so-called grand bargain? >> i don't think there will be a grand bargain b
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